Wednesday, September 19, 2012


So I think I have mentioned that I started a new job back in August. It has definitely been a huge switch from what I was doing and an even bigger change of pace for me. Thankfully this is a wonderful and very welcome thing. First, my hours changed from 8 or 9 to? to a steady 11a-7p every single day. Also, instead of running around all day (which I must admit I do miss sometimes) and visiting kids/families, I am at a desk answering phones and taking information from callers so they can get different mental health/substance abuse services. Although I miss the face to face contact with those served, I am also really enjoying this aspect too and the change of pace was much needed before my chest exploded!

Anyway, where I was going with this is that now with a different job, I feel like my hunger for creativity can really be met a little more. Although I am busy a lot of the day, during downtime I am enjoying perusing other craft/scrapbooking blogs and making the wheels turn like crazy. For instance, even though I am not really sewing-ly inclined, I really want to try making this awesome POUF for my nephews for Christmas this year. It seems easy enough and might ease my sewing anxieties a little. It’s not that I don’t think I can- just that I haven’t in SO long- like maybe since middle or high school even approached the sewing machine. The really funny part it that I actually put one on my wedding registry and when I did not receive it, my husband bought me one a few months later. Needless to say, it has been about 3 years, so maybe it is about time. Since moving last year, I actually have an appropriate place to put the sewing machine, provided it is not COVERED in scrapbooking projects.

That being said, this is going to be added to the list of things I already want to make after I finish Aydan’s scrapbook- which is TWO pages away by the way. I might have just pushed through last night, however I ran out of my beloved, DOTTO which I am definitely in love with and die without. I have tried very few other adhesives just because this one works for what I need and I love it. I think Thursday evening I will have to stop and get more on my way home from work and to get some supplies for other upcoming projects. These projects consist of: mom’s birthday present, hubby’s anniversary present, sister’s baby #3 present, and it seems to be ever-growing!!

See you Thursday!